Days Gone is officially not getting a sequel, Sony Bend Studio has confirmed.
Reports that Deacon St. John’s merry motorcycle ride through the zombie apocalypse would be a one-off have been out in the world since April. Following that, developers and voice actors tried to explain away why the game apparently didn’t meet Sony’s internal standards. All of this was happening as fans hadn’t received any official word about what the state of a hypothetical Days Gone sequel was. Well, the studio has finally said publicly it’s not working on a new Days Gone, and is working on something in a new IP.
“We are beyond grateful for your support with Days Gone and are truly honored by the amount of passion our community has shared with us for our world and characters. Your enthusiasm motivates us to continue to improve and create experiences that will last a lifetime.
From the Syphon Filter series to Resistance: Retribution, to Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and Days Gone, we are very excited to announce today that we are expanding the Bend Studio portfolio with a brand new IP.
We hope you embark on this new journey with us, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on.”
— Bend Studio is Hiring! (@BendStudio) June 2, 2021
This was confirmed earlier in a PlayStation Blog post detailing various projects in the works within Sony’s studios. But it was kind of brought up in a way that didn’t appreciate the gravity of that for folks who had been looking for an official word on the state of Days Gone. So, if nothing else, there’s a certainty for those who were wondering what was up.
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Days Gone is available on PlayStation 4, and recently came to PC as Sony has continued to put its games on the platform. A presentation from the company confirmed Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will come to PC at some point, which is hopefully a sign that Sony is getting less precious about putting its biggest games on computers.